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Breadcrumb trail is not shown in Web Help

Unread postby Petra Metz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:24 am

I have added the code like it is described in the User Help to my Default. But when I publish my Web help, I cannot see any breadcrumb trail. Do I need to add the breadcrumb trail information somewhere else as well? When I open the code of the published help, the breadcrumb code is not shown.

What is it I am missing?

This is how my Default looks like:
<meta name="generator" content="Help &amp; Manual" />
<meta name="keywords" content="<%TOPIC_KEYWORDS%>" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<%DOCCHARSET%>" />
<IF_CHM><meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=10" /></IF_CHM>
<IF_HTML><meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /></IF_HTML>
<meta name="description" content="<%TOPIC_DESCRIPTION%>" />
<meta name="picture" content="<%TOPIC_PICTURE%>" />
<link type="text/css" href="<%STYLESHEET%>" rel="stylesheet" />
<style type="text/css">
body { margin: 0px; background: #FFFFFF; }

<table style="width:100%; border:none; border-spacing:0px; padding:5px; background:#F29224">
<tr style="vertical-align:middle">
<td style="text-align:left">
<td style="text-align:right">
<a href="<%HREF_DEFAULT_PAGE%>">Top</a>&nbsp;
<IF_NEXT_PAGE><a href="<%HREF_NEXT_PAGE%>">Next</a></IF_NEXT_PAGE>

<!-- Placeholder for topic body. -->
<table style="width:100%;border:none;border-spacing:0px">
<tr style="vertical-align:top">
<td style="text-align:left;padding:5px">
<p style="font-size: 8pt; margin-bottom: 15px">


I have attached a screenshot of the code of a published topic.

Thanks, Petra
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Re: Breadcrumb trail is not shown in Web Help

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:12 am

Hi Petra,

You are probably using a skin and editing the template in your project instead of in the skin. That won't work because skins replace all the templates and related settings in the project with those in the skin. You need to edit in the skin instead, or not use a skin (but then you will just get the bare bones layout).

However, if you use a current skin you shouldn't need to do this at all. All current skins have breadcrumb trails built in, you definitely don't need to add them. If you are using one that doesn't it is probably very old, possibly even carried over from an older version of Help+Manual. It would be much better to use one of the current ones, because they are also optimized for the different HTML that the current version of Help+Manual produces. 8)
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Re: Breadcrumb trail is not shown in Web Help

Unread postby Petra Metz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:49 pm

Hi Tim,
yes indeed. I was using an old skin. Thanks for the hint.
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